Next week the Tucson International Mariachi Conference will blitz the city with a four-day deluge of musicians who will jam, party and ultimately wrap up this Southern Arizonan tradition with a grand-scale concert and fiesta at the Casino del Sol Resort.
More and better trade with Mexico is the key to solving immigration issues, said a group of border mayors Friday during a breakfast at Tucson’s Jewish Community Center.
With all its glorious neorealism, crude imagery, provocative documentaries and some screwball comedy thrown in the mix, Mexican Cinema arrives in town this weekend.
With an increasing number of women and children from Central America crossing the Arizonan desert, a bishop from Guatemala was in Tucson recently to ask that his immigrant nationals be treated with compassion.
Looking for ways to reduce the number of deportations, a group of local immigration activists has privately asked some City Council members to create a city-sanctioned identification card.
Mexico is fast becoming an international business player, and Southern Arizona’s borderlands should be ready to pounce on those economic opportunities, a group of business leaders said Thursday.
Saying that SB 1070 had caused enough moral and economic damage to Arizona, a Phoenix-based state senator, flanked by local legislators, announced Friday a bill to repeal the controversial measure.
The new secretary of homeland security stressed alertness along the U.S.-Mexico border, but during his first official visit to Southern Arizona he did not address recent cartel-related violence in Sonora.
More than 1,000 people are expected to take part Saturday in the annual March for Life, in opposition to the Supreme Court’s 41-year-old Roe v. Wade decision.
For more than a century, Latinos and Jewish-Americans have lived together in harmony in Southern Arizona.
The sound of gunfire ripped through the Sonora beach town of Rocky Point Wednesday morning during a deadly shootout between the federal police and alleged drug traffickers.
For Adrienne Medina things simply did not work out after toiling for four years in high school,
Despite its rough façade, South 12th Avenue, with its mom-and-pop shops, is the heart of Tucson’s commercial Latino district.
The dizzying array of cowboy boots in outlandish colors like Easter egg blue or shocking pink fills the aisles of the store.
NOGALES, Sonora — A battered 13-inch Sanyo TV-VCR combo. Action figures from the ’80s. Tony Hawk’s “Proving Ground” video game from the outdated Playstation 2.
As he adjusts his straw cowboy hat, Felix Nevárez swigs a Bud Light and stares up at a TV set that shows a Diamondbacks baseball game.
For Egla Gutiérrez, joining a group of Tucson day laborers on a five-day fast to protest the deportation of illegal immigrants goes beyond the political: It's personal.
While legislators in Washington debate immigration reform, some environmental groups in Southern Arizona are concerned that an increase of Border Patrol means bad news for the environment.
As the U.S. Senate debates immigration reform, the American Civil Liberties Union announced Wednesday that it has designated two full-time attorneys to litigate civil- and human-rights cases along the Mexican border.
A group of Washington-based nuns rolled into Southern Arizona Tuesday to ask for immigration reform and to learn about the issue firsthand from the region known as the epicenter of the border debate.
Miguel Méndez, considered by critics as a true man of letters, a Sonoran by heart, a Tucson resident by choice and a prominent figure in the pantheon of Chicano literature, died last week.
With its corn-on-the-cob street vendors, sizzling Sonoran hot dog stands, Mexican meat markets and bakeries, 12th Avenue is Tucson's quintessential Latino immigrant business enclave.
After years of struggles, a group of 1960s activists finally saw El Rio Health Center open its brand-spanking new doors in Menlo Park. That was in 1978.
He arrived in Tucson when George W. Bush was still in his first term as president, the housing boom was in full swing and the Minutemen were still a year away from descending upon the Southern Arizona desert looking for undocumented migrants.
The immigration-reform bill by the so-called "Gang of Eight" is a workable solution to the country's broken immigration system, Arizona Sen. John McCain told reporters Thursday.
If you're into traditional Mexican music, next weekend could be your ticket to mariachi heaven.
Police locked down several UA buildings Friday evening after a report of a man on campus with a gun.
A political thriller that would make Oliver Stone proud.
Artemisa Gaxiola's pink .38-caliber revolver matches her necklace and makeup.
With its stacks brimming with Latino music CDs, you would think that Yoly's Music Shop is a runaway sales success.
Hours before President Obama's State of the Union address, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer toured the border area Tuesday and concluded the region remains a "gateway of the drug cartels."
He's played all over the world before aristocrats, dignitaries and even the pope.
Man shot and killed by agent is identified
The city of Nogales, Sonora, owes the University of Arizona Medical Center $350,000.
For Álvaro and Martina León, the American Dream lies at the corner of Valencia and Midvale.
José Funes spends half his time in Tucson and half in a picturesque, lakefront Italian resort town.
Looking to boost the spirits of undocumented youths in Arizona - the state the rest of the nation often sees as the crux of the immigration debate - a congressman told a group of students that the fight for legalization has just begun.
A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot across the border and killed a 16-year-old in Nogales, Sonora, on Wednesday night.
Nogales' economy could be devastated by an escalating trade fight - sparked by Florida growers - between the U.S. and Mexico over tomatoes, two Arizona lawmakers warned Thursday.
When the 2013 Ford Fusion arrives in Tucson dealerships this fall, car lovers may drool over the car's James Bond style, cutting-edge gadgets and generous gas mileage.
In the shadow of a Spanish mission, 11 people became U.S. citizens during a ceremony Monday at Tumacácori National Historical Park.
Here, in this school on Tucson's south side, lie the hopes of the Diocese of Tucson for a Catholic education. Hailed nationwide, San Miguel High School belongs to the Cristo Rey Network, a group of schools dedicated to teaching low-income students by enrolling them in an innovative part-time…
Every Sunday, Gina Islas dances, sings and has a personal relationship with God at Vida Nueva, the church with the largest Latino evangelical congregation in Tucson.
NOGALES, Sonora - With his black tie, dark hair and light blue eyes, a dapper new agent is one of U.S. Customs' latest tools in screening border crossers
Known for its many murals, Davis Magnet School unveiled one more on Monday. This time, though, it was in celebration of over a century of history between the bilingual school and the adjacent Barrio Anita, a predominantly Latino enclave.
The Golden Arches are set to rise at West Ajo Way and South Mission Road.
The controversy over TUSD's decision to eliminate Mexican American Studies classes has made Tucson the focus of national attention.
While fireworks created one big show Wednesday, nature created another. An afternoon Sonoran storm whipped Pima and Santa Cruz counties with winds, hail and floods that left at least two vehicles stranded and dozens of other drivers in the Tucson area struggling to motor through inundated washes.
NOGALES, Sonora - Using umbrellas, towels, newspapers and even dashboard shades for cover, thousands of Mexican expatriates crossed the border and braved the searing heat Sunday to cast a vote for that country's president.